Volume Graphics Modeling of Ice Thawing

  • Issei Fujishiro
  • Etsuko Aoki
Conference paper
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


Image synthesis of natural phenomena is one of the fundamental research areas in volume graphics. Since the pursuit of photoreality requires physically-based computation at the cost of interactivity, much more attention has been paid to phenomenological models, which are intended to produce the same visual effect as physically-based models, without highly-complex computations. This paper focuses on ice thawing as a quite common phenomenon in our daily life, and presents volume modeling of the phenomenon using mathematical morphology and cellular automaton.


Cellular Automaton Visual Simulation Volume Graphic State Transition Rule Surface Voxels 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Issei Fujishiro
    • 1
  • Etsuko Aoki
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information SciencesOchanomizu UniversityBunkyo-Ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Humanities and SciencesOchanomizu UniversityBunkyo-Ku, TokyoJapan

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